The moment I read that the Italian journal maker Moleskine is this year’s maker of the traditional Starbucks Planner, I have been too excited! Starbucks’ coffee and I have a very long-standing relationship. Starbucks keeps me alive everyday making sure I am up and running in all my meetings…While I am a regular coffee-holic, this time of the year makes coffee more than just a jolt in my morning. It’s that time of the year when we go gaga over coffee, (1) because of the holiday drinks (forever love for Toffee Nut Latte), (2)because of the stickers you get to collect to redeem a limited editions planner!
So the madness begins today! The much-anticipated “red cups” are here again! Holiday drinks are served in the traditional red cups. This year’s cup is as plain as scarlet red. It’s simple yet regal at the same time. I know I will have a taste of my forever fave Toffee Nut Latte anytime, so to kickoff the this year’s madness, I tried the new flavor – Christmas Panettone Latte.
The literature says the panettone latte is inspired by the Italian fruit cake. Fruit cake in my book means interestingly fruity and nutty. And so the expectation was set only to be a bit disappointed. I don’t know…I guess it’s not my cup of coffee/latte. I didn’t get that lightbulb moment, that spark I got when Toffee Nut Latte graced my tastebuds! Really, it wasn’t that bad though, but it wasn’t the best either. There were bits of fruity pieces, some nutty aftertaste and some feeling of bread to make me feel like I am eating a cake! So there! I am still hooked with the Toffee Nut Latte (there goes milk and me getting bigger).
Along with the coffee madness comes the race to fill those cards with stickers to own a limited edition 2016 Starbucks Planner by Moleskine.
For this year, there are 2 sizes. The large (176 pages) one is a weekly planner that comes in Green and White. There’s a smaller (400 pages) one that serves as a daily planner in Red and Black.
Again, here are the rules of the game! You can get your sticker cards free of charge. In fact, baristas will make you get one (lol). Cards are available between November 2 to January 7 (ayan! you have a very long time to get at least a weekly and a daily planner)!
- One sticker for every beverage (core or holiday drink), comes with a star too if you use your Starbucks Card!
- There’s a total of 18 slots to fill the card
- nine(9) core beverages
- nine(9) holiday drinks (Christmas Panettone Latte, Toffee Nut Latte or Peppermint mocha)
So the rules are simple, isn’t it? Get those cards ready and start filling it with stickers!
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